Recorded on 02/11/2009, uploaded on 05/04/2009
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Courtesy of International Music Foundation.
This a stunning recording of this well-known prelude and fugue from Book 2! The Prelude is rendered with utter simplicity, even tempi throughout, yet dramatic: it speaks to me. Superb, really. Very, very few pianists manage this with Bach. Ditto with the fugue. I think of all the top recordings (on piano) of this prelude and fugue, Richter, Loesser, Feinberg, and Demus, and it must be acknowledged that this performance ranks easily with them.
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